The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas [NOOK Book]

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Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends ...
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Overview

Celaena Sardothien is her kingdom’s most feared assassin. Though she works for the powerful and ruthless Assassin’s Guild, Celaena yields to no one and trusts only her fellow killer for hire, Sam.

When Celaena's scheming master, Arobynn Hamel, dispatches her on missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, she finds herself acting independently of his wishes—and questioning her own allegiance. Along the way, she makes friends and enemies alike, and discovers that she feels far more for Sam than just friendship. But by defying Arobynn’s orders, Celaena risks unimaginable punishment, and with Sam by her side, he is in danger, too. They will have to risk it all if they hope to escape Arobynn’s clutches—and if they fail, they’ll lose not just a chance at freedom, but their lives . . .

A prequel to Throne of Glass, this collection of five novellas offers readers a deeper look into the history of this cunning assassin and her enthralling—and deadly—world.

Included in this volume:
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord
The Assassin and the Healer
The Assassin and the Desert
The Assassin and the Underworld
The Assassin and the Empire
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fans and libraries will delight in having this gorgeous edition of the interconnected stories. Action-packed and full of insight into Celaena’s character . . . What a ride!" Booklist

"Vivid Celaena, loving and brutally violent in turn, is a fully realized heroine. . . . An epic fantasy readers will immerse themselves in and never want to leave." Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Crown of Midnight

"With assassinations, betrayal, love and magic, this novel has something to match everyone's interests . . . The action will carry you right to the end, leaving you eager for the next installment." RT Book Reviews, Top Pick, on Crown of Midnight

Awards for Throne of Glass:

Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2012

Amazon Best Book of 2012

"Readers seeking the political intrigue of Kristen Cashore's Graceling and . . . the deadly competition at the heart of The Hunger Games will find both [here]." Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Throne of Glass

"A must-read. . . . Maas has created a truly remarkable heroine who doesn't sacrifice the grit that makes her real in order to do what's right in the end." USA Today on Throne of Glass

"Fans of Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games will love it!" —Colleen Houck, New York Times bestselling author, on Throne of Glass

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619632219
  • Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Series: Throne of Glass Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 195
  • Sales rank: 10,016
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Throne of Glass was Sarah J. Maas’s first full-length novel to be published, though she already had a large online fan base, many of whom discovered this fantasy world in its first incarnation on fictionpress.com, written when Sarah was just sixteen. Throne of Glass was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Teen Book of the Year and has sold in thirteen languages. Sarah lives in Southern California, USA.

You can find out more about Sarah and Throne of Glass at sjmaas.livejournal.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

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    This is not a new book. This is all of novals ( pirate lord, desert, empire, ect)

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Maas has done it again!! 

    Maas has done it again!! 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Such a wonderful compilation of novellas! And the cover is gorge

    Such a wonderful compilation of novellas! And the cover is gorgeous!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2014

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    THE ASSASSIN'S BLADE These are the best novellas to go with a s

    THE ASSASSIN'S BLADE

    These are the best novellas to go with a series that I've read so far, and for that, this book deserves full five stars. (Of course, it deserves the rating in many other ways as well.) I don't read many novellas because I prefer full length novels, but in The Assassin's Blade , the length of each story didn't bother me at all because they all fit together to form a much longer one.

    I loved learning more about Celaena's past and the people that were in her life (namely Sam, Arobynn, and Ansel) before the star of Throne of Glass. They were both fun and . . . not-so-fun (I'm referring to the painful parts) to read, but I enjoyed reading each novella!

    THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD

    This one was the most fun. Sam was introduced--and I started getting a little attached to him. I loved seeing he and Celaena work together against the pirates. There was a lot of cool action and the assassin's sure showed their skills (which are pretty darn good).

    THE ASSASSIN AND THE HEALER

    This one was very short, but it was a nice read! I loved Yrene's step from a weak, defenseless-seeming girl to one that was capable of protecting herself and choosing her own destiny. I also loved Celaena's role--despite being Adarlin's Assassin, she does have a heart.

    THE ASSASSIN AND THE DESERT

    This novella . . . well, let's just say it explains Celaena's distrust of certain people in Throne of Glass.

    THE ASSASSIN AND THE UNDERWORLD

    My emotions were all over the place during this one. There were happy moments and victorious ones. There were also very tense ones. A couple parts (mainly the ones with Lysandra), I felt as irritated as Celaena. This novella made me a little sad because I was dreading how much closer I was to what happens in the last one.

    THE ASSASSIN AND THE EMPIRE

    Wow. So many feels. This on broke my heart.

    I LOVED the note on which it ended, though. It was perfect!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2014

    WHY DO I LOVE IT SO MUCH? Celaena is interesting yes, but the w

    WHY DO I LOVE IT SO MUCH?

    Celaena is interesting yes, but the world's best assassin? No way! She is impulsive, spoiled, impatient, cannot stake out a target without getting caught, rushes headlong into missions which turn out to be traps then gets caught, gets poisoned by drinking from people she hardly knows, and apparently believes any crap told to her by anyone, which also gets her caught. So how did she become the best assasin again? The book was fun, but Maas has to understand she cannot expect her readers to just believe Celaena is the best, unless she can convince us with actions. To me, her lead character is just a comedy of errors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Addicting

    Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    :)

    :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Awesome

    One of my favorites

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2014

    So good.

    So good. I can't wait for the third book.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    Love these books =)

    Love these books =)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

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